Showbox “Video Not Available Try Another Server” Error [Fix It]

Showbox is the dreaming app that everyone wants in their Android/iOS smartphones & on TV by streaming. This tutorial mainly concentrates on downloading, installation and using the Showbox app properly without any errors. If you get any troubles in the updated app, then take a look at this guide to solve Showbox app not loading/working error. You can read tutorials to perform Showbox Download For Android smartphones and Showbox for iPad/iPhone gadgets.

Updated News: Ged rid of Showbox Captcha and VK.Com Login

I will be discussing frequently user asked problems and errors while using the Show box application on android/iPad/iPhone. Show Box can be used on Computer (PC)/Laptop also by just following Showbox for PC installation guide. To use the app on your phone, you must perform Showbox apk download on it. FAQ’s are solved originally and given perfect answers for the user-facing problems. Please make sure that you sit tight to go further. Keep going.

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Now, first know very useful information gathered and published for you. To use ShowBox like a pro, you must read other articles too. That can improve your knowledge of this entertainment app. Find out precious articles from the below links…

Showbox App Not Working, Video Not Available Error Fix

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showbox video not available messageQuestions Regarding Showbox – Tips to Watch Showbox Movies Without Errors

1) Is Showbox Safe?

Yes, it is very safe as it streams movies & TV shows from a host. If you want to be in safe said, just go for Showbox. Names of the movies and videos are randomly generated, So you will not face any difficulties while using this fun-filled android/iOS app.

2) Why Video is Not Available on ShowBox?

This is a general problem with this app. When you click on a movie to watch, it says “Video Not Available“. To overcome this problem, first, update the current version app on your smartphone & clear the data by settings option.

3) What To Do When Your Favorite Show is Missing?

This can’t be solved with this app. If you want to get your favorite movie, you must try an alternate app to watch that movie/show. Here are the best alternatives to Showbox to watch unlimited TV serials.

4) How To Stream Showbox Films?

Here is the best solution to Stream Showbox Movies

  • We need an app that lets you play Showbox Movies like MX Player.
  • The best movie player is LocalCast Free. Get this for Android smartphones. Here is the link for iOS.
  • Now, choose the movie you wish to watch. Choose the external player to play that movies. Now press on the Watch now button.
  • Now choose LocalCast Free as your media player, then it will ask directly to connect to ChromeCast/DLNA/Xbox. If it doesn’t show Chromecast then you must keep them on the same WiFi network.
  • Once you connect to Chromecast, there will be a popup asking your permission to Cast. Hit on Cast and Enjoy the movie on Your TV.

5) Are SubTitles Available For Showbox?

You can not get Subtitles directly with Showbox Movies. So you need to use a media player and that is LocalCast Free app. You can download your movie subtitles and import them on the LocalCast media player.

6) Fix Unfortunately Showbox has stopped

To fix this problem,showbox app manager image

  • Go to Settings on your smartphone.
  • Now click on General settings button. Choose the Application Manager.
  • Then Choose Showbox app from all the apps.showbox clear data and cache
  • There you will see an option Clear Data & Clear Cache.
  • When you clear both Data & Cache, you are all set. It will definitely work fine.

7) Fix ChromeCast Doesn’t Support The Format

When you connect your Showbox app to your Chromecast device, you must select an option named as Experimental receiver. For more details see the below image.

chromecast does not support format 8) Is Showbox Available For Windows Phone?

Yes, there is a direct link from the official site of Windows Phone – click here to download for free.

These are the common question can a Showbox user get daily. So, I decided to provide perfect and useful solutions to them. Please read the article carefully and use your Showbox app efficiently.

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  • sonicbionic

    Jul 2, 2017, 5:13 pm

    Servers are down and somekind of maintaince is on. I think that i read somewhere about that.
    Anyway…we can only wait for official statement
    Torrents are very annoying…but its better to have anything compared to nothing…

  • Chelsea

    Jul 1, 2017, 2:27 am

    Hey! I have the same issue.. I just watched an episode and now I can’t watch anything anymore. It just says “Torrents”. I can’t even watch the same episode I watched 2 min ago. Cleared apps cache and data.. no luck.

  • Jim

    Jul 1, 2017, 12:42 am

    all was fine a few days ago. now no movies will load. shows only torrents. says please be patient for about 5 minutes before it finally says server error, try another. but no other available.

  • Showbox user

    Jun 30, 2017, 11:17 pm

    New apk won’t let me choose server only torrents & it will not play on any other player even though I clicked on it, please fix

  • Hank

    Jun 30, 2017, 6:52 pm

    I uninstalled showbox and reinstalled again then update came up on the screen i updated it and when i go to play a film video unavailable try a different server lts so annoying i think I’ll go with megabox it’s so much better at the moment.

  • Ben

    Jun 29, 2017, 10:10 pm

    It won’t let me select a quality to watch video and when I click on watch now it says not enough space on sd card. I don’t want to download it just watch now everything was perfect until today. The server just says torrents. Hope someone can help me thanks

    • Keith

      Jul 1, 2017, 2:07 am

      Same here. Used to be able to select 720p and movie would start. Now it says select torrent. Frustrating to say the least. Help me also

  • Christine

    May 16, 2017, 10:36 pm

    I’m unable to get server three on some of the TV programs, do you know why that is? Im running show box on a mac

    • Gillian Brophy

      Jul 1, 2017, 3:25 am

      i am getting same problem on android never had problem before now have to use torrents all the time any fix for this

  • Alexandria

    Apr 17, 2017, 9:26 pm

    Hello Showbox is not letting me watch movies. It keeps saying try another server but there is only server A. Please help!

    • Yes same problems here.

      Apr 30, 2017, 8:06 pm

      Try a different server?

  • Subhankar Das

    Mar 19, 2017, 5:54 pm

    Nicely written helpful article

  • DKW

    Jan 9, 2017, 2:58 am

    Two problems:
    1. Maze Runner Scorch Trials hangs very close to the beginning of the movie….it has been doing this for a month+ …any possibility this will get corrected?

    2. Several movies WILL NOT give the Server 3 option. ..therefore we cannot watch them! The movies this is affecting: Gone in 60 Seconds; Two Weeks Notice; Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull; The Greatest Game Ever Played…

    Lastly, when and how are movies chosen to be added? Hoping for: Mirror Has Two Faces; Three Men and A Baby; Three Men and A Little Lady; The 10th Kingdom; Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Walt Disney’s Snow White; Brooke Shields movie Sahara (we enjoyed seeing it way back now can’t find it anywhere!!)…am really anxious to see Arrival and Passengers added!…could sure come up with more.

    Please accept how much we appreciate your app and how wonderful it is to be able to stream movies from it!

  • ACP

    Oct 10, 2016, 10:52 am

    Version 4.72 did not work for me on my Note 7 Samsung. Then I had an update to 4.73 and showbox, now worked straight after the update. I made no changes to the settings either

  • Tamara

    Aug 25, 2016, 8:54 pm

    I continue to get the error message “Connection error. Check your internet connection” There is nothing wrong with my connection. I have tried both on wi-fi and my network and it is still the same message. I have uninstalled several times and even shut my phone down, to have the exact same message pop up. I downloaded the latest version 4.72 and when that didn’t work 4.69 to see if the results would be different..still the same. I have cleared my data and cache several times with the same results. Is there anything else that needs to be done? I have Samsung Note 4 and showbox has been working fine, with the exception of a “video doesn’t play on this link” error. Please advise.

    • admin

      Aug 26, 2016, 8:11 am

      Hi, Tamara. So sorry, that must have been awful. I think you’ve tried your best but, the 4.72 is working for everyone (including me) with no such errors. When you’re getting that pop-up message? After opening the app or clicking on “Watch Now”? Pls let me know that, good luck.

    • Tamara

      Aug 26, 2016, 1:55 pm

      Thank you for your reply. I got it to work when I uninstalled and downloaded. I think maybe the link was corrupted somehow. Just to clarify, when I opened the app up, the error message would immediately pop up, so I didn’t have a chance to click on any of the links to “watch now” Glad I got it fixed.

    • admin

      Aug 26, 2016, 3:10 pm

      I’m so happy for you, enjoy.

  • LaToya Johnson

    Aug 23, 2016, 1:57 pm

    I’ve uinstalled then installed a few times and I still get this message “No available free space on SD card”.
    I have updated checked my settings and cleared my cache. So two questions.
    1) Why isn’t this app working?
    2)Why is my SD card space an issue when it’s supposed to be downloaded to my phone?
    Please fix this. I have an HTC Desire and it was working fine now it’s not. This app won’t work on my RCA Tablet either.

    • Amanda

      Oct 16, 2016, 1:55 am

      I too keep getting the msg of no available free space on SD. My card has over 57gb available. I have updated, deleted and reinstalled. Neither are working. Anybody have any feedback?

    • admin

      Oct 16, 2016, 7:28 am

      Hi, Amanda. Please read this comment, you’ll find the solution >>

  • Livinus

    Aug 21, 2016, 9:54 pm

    I did all the cleaning of data/catch, I tried to watch my movies I got information that says please do not close this window, it will close automatically on data completion, pls help.

    • admin

      Aug 22, 2016, 7:10 am

      Hi, Livinus. Sorry to hear that from you. I’ve a practical suggestion for you (and anyone with this error) – just download the Showbox working version here and install it as I said in that article. You’ll not face this problem again. Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers!

  • Rob

    Aug 17, 2016, 4:48 pm

    Thank you for this information. I was going to give up on this app prior to finding your post.
    All the best,

  • Rahul

    Aug 16, 2016, 5:27 am

    Thanks a lot for such great post. Showbox is good but some movies have still not listed. Overall it’s a best.

  • Stephanie

    Jul 31, 2016, 12:28 am


    Everything I go to watch a movie it does it parts compared to being able to watch the full movie? Can you please help me with this. It works on all my friends phone and they are able to watch full movie.

    Thank you

  • Robert

    Jun 28, 2016, 5:33 pm

    Thank you!!

  • Sonia

    Apr 30, 2016, 8:43 pm

    Love this app.I was having trouble loading it on my ROKU. It had been working fine. I went on your site. I deleted my All CAST.I download 2 other players recommend. No help.I then deleted my SHOWBOX. After a very long process,not because it was hard or badly explained, It it’s was due to my lack on electronic skills. Here is my problem it installed. I have the complete outline of the site. There is nothing else? None OF the movies, just a black empty space. I have the menu, the search bar ect. Also I still have no idea how to get it back to. streming on my ROKU. Please help me. This site ROCKS.I have recommended it to 36 people in the last 3 months. Some of them have asked me what to do about their issues. I direct them to your site. Unfortunately I can’t find my issue there. Thank you for the help you will be providing me in advance.

  • Samuel

    Apr 30, 2016, 7:35 pm

    Captcha keep poping up…an the more you press OK…is the more captcha that pops up

  • Monstrosity Sound Inc.

    Apr 14, 2016, 1:20 pm

    To the developers of Show box/Movie box. I love this app it’s definitely a Netflix or Hulu killer that only repeat the same crap and make it look like they have lots of movies when they don’t and have to wait a while for anything new. when i first discovered this app I had a smile from ear to ear and it also works great with roku and chromecast you guys are the tru heavyweight now I tell everyone about this app it’s beautifully set up and simple to use little it has bugs hear and their but there’s always a solution to fix it and that’s what’s also great I hope to enjoy many years with this app and I’m even down to pay for it because it’s worth it but for as long as it’s reasonable so to the developers keep up with the good work and thanks for a beautiful app that brings lots of people joy

  • Cassie

    Mar 29, 2016, 11:14 pm

    We have Windows 10 and the app just keeps flashing trying to open? It says there is an update, but then says Show Box has quit working? Can someone please help me?

  • Michael

    Mar 12, 2016, 3:55 pm

    I am running Showbox 4.53 on Firestick.
    Since latest update, lipsync gone on many series and films, and picture stretched very, VERY wide horizontally and thin vertically.
    If no solution, how do I install older version of Showbox..
    Hope you can help.

    • admin

      Mar 13, 2016, 9:21 am

      Hi Michael, if you want to install the old version, uninstall the app in your device and visit this article to find the old one. Hope this works, cheers!

    • Dorie

      May 1, 2016, 1:59 pm

      Your answer shows real inglneitelce.

  • Debbie

    Mar 3, 2016, 4:16 pm

    I am new to showbox and I downloaded movies. Can you tell me how to copy them to my computer or usb

    • admin

      Mar 4, 2016, 10:12 am

      Hi, if you downloaded them on your phone, then just connect it to your PC and transfer that movie. Then from PC, copy it to your USB drive

    • Guy

      May 10, 2016, 4:57 am

      If the file ends in “.temp” delete that portion.

  • Kara

    Mar 1, 2016, 4:33 pm

    When i save some movies to my usb drive then go to plug it into the tv, xbox, or even the computer the movies are no longer there and have been replaced with different symbols…why is this happening and how can i make it stop…it has happened several times and i have to delete the files and start all over because nothing will play

    • admin

      Mar 1, 2016, 5:50 pm

      Hi Kara, please make sure that your USB drive has no virus. Sometimes this may lead to your situation. Hope this assists you, cheers!

    • Dionne

      Apr 14, 2016, 3:55 am

      You have to delete the .temp in myfiles

  • johnny

    Jan 20, 2016, 7:30 pm

    How do u rewind,fast forward,and skip scenes while streaming a movie from ur android phone to ur samsung smart tv???

    • admin

      Jan 21, 2016, 5:42 am

      Hi Johnny, you can’t perform them because you’re streaming the movie. Those buttons may not work, but you can move forward, backward and skip by just moving the point on bar on your mobile. All those operations will work on your remote only when you play a download movie. If I’m wrong with the statement, please let me know. Cheers!

  • Hamza

    Jan 13, 2016, 10:28 pm

    Daddy home is not listed on showbox

  • Donny

    Dec 28, 2015, 2:27 pm

    I have tried older version, new version and yet none of the videos are available. The commercials come up quick…then it says to try another server yet there is only one served. This happens quite a bit with this app..many videos…yet none are available… What’s the use?

  • JD

    Dec 9, 2015, 2:01 am

    Hello, I use an mbox and completely erased everything, or rebooted it, and completely reinstalled everything including ShowBox. That did the trick. I am thinking it was a corrupt file because other things were erratic, like I couldn’t update MX Player or access GooglePlay. I did download a movie recently too, where I traditionally just watched, but I can’t remember if the issues occurred before or after. Hope this helps!

  • Angela

    Dec 3, 2015, 11:48 am

    Tried downloading ep8 of Arrow & keep getting “Video not available… try another server”. I can download previous versions successfully and other shows successfully. What’s happened with Arrow latest episode?

  • matt

    Oct 30, 2015, 11:43 pm

    And now you’ve stopped publishing my comments?
    Have you completely given up on ShowBox?

    • admin

      Oct 31, 2015, 12:32 am

      Not yet buddy. Wait for few days. Hopefully, It will be back soon.

  • Matt

    Sep 13, 2015, 9:20 pm

    I was getting the ‘server unavailable’ message, uninstalled and reinstalled (latest version). Now all I get is ‘showbox has stopped working’ and the app closed.

    I’ve deleted data and cleared the cache… It STILL comes up with the error message and closes.

    What was a brilliant app is now a big steaming pile of completely useless crap.
    Good work.

  • Airam

    Sep 10, 2015, 6:49 pm

    Hi, i am having an ongoing issue with showbox. After the las updates, when i click on a picture to watch that movie or show, it suddenly sends me back to my main screen with all the apps. I am using my Lenovo Yoga 2 tablet and I am not what the issue it. I have delete catche, data. Redownloaded app multiple times. Please help me. I love the app and it to be the best one. Email me for more Info if needed.

    • admin

      Sep 10, 2015, 7:27 pm

      Do uninstall the app & download latest APK from this blog. Try again!!! Clear the cache & data.

  • Susan

    Aug 15, 2015, 10:25 pm

    I have the Matricom G Box connect to my Samsung Smart TV, I am getting the same error message for over a month “video not available try another server”. How do I fix my box?

  • Anj

    Aug 12, 2015, 10:17 pm

    Been using this for years on my android. I have the latest version, I can’t complete a download to my phone and watch it later. It will however let me “watch now”. I have tried clearing the data and cache repeatedly but to no avail. Any ideas as my commute is becoming boring!
    Many thanks

  • Gary

    Jul 28, 2015, 12:20 pm

    I have only just updated now shoebox and now I can’t select anything, cause at the top of the screen is covered by a white screen with a series of numbers and letter’s that I need to copy but doesn’t work when I ever I type it in, so I can’t access my shoebox, please help me?

  • Adam

    Jul 28, 2015, 12:18 pm

    Same. Captcha pops back up as soon as you put in the code over and over…. probs still working on some things with the servers, and using the captcha to block people from messing up what they’ve done. Just a guess.

    • Wendy

      Jun 8, 2016, 8:56 am

      Delete showbox and download an earlier version also delete mx player and download growbox keep growbox it acts the same as mx but it’s more suitable to showbox if you still can’t play anything try another version do this until late you get success it will work if you follow this

  • tez

    Jul 28, 2015, 11:45 am

    Downloaded this ,every time i type the code in its is coming up with another code an will not let me wach anything

  • peter Brewerton

    Jul 26, 2015, 11:36 pm

    got nothing to say except why ho why do i have to signin every two minutesp

    • Lisa

      Jul 28, 2015, 11:45 am

      Showbox is now working, but will not accept the Captcha.

  • julia

    Jul 26, 2015, 10:17 pm

    Still having problems with this app..

  • Tiana

    Jul 26, 2015, 9:57 pm

    App still isn’t working. I tried solutions listed above, and still no luck fix problem because I’m not seeing a point in me keeping this app if problem doesn’t get solved.

  • Steve

    Jul 24, 2015, 3:30 pm

    Same problem with showbiz I even tried installing older version and no dice… Please fix it.. Showbox said “video not available. try another server.” but only gives me one server, “server 1″ what do i do?

  • Katy

    Jul 24, 2015, 3:19 pm

    Video not available try another server, cleared cache etc still no joy, wot now??

    • notstopforus

      Jul 24, 2015, 3:36 pm

      Hello Katy,
      update to new version and please do update MX player on your smartphone.

  • Mary M

    Jul 24, 2015, 2:10 pm

    My show box app keeps asking use another server, video not available. I cleared the data and cleared cache, but its still not working. Please advise what else I can do, thanks

  • Mike

    Jul 24, 2015, 7:46 am

    Showbox said “video not available. try another server.” but only gives me one server, “server 1” what do i do?

  • Dustyn

    Jul 24, 2015, 4:30 am

    I just installed shoebox for Android did all the updates and cleared the data and it still says that video is not available what do I do?

  • matthew

    Jul 24, 2015, 4:22 am

    Hello I keep coming across the “video not available” for every movie and I did step by step the directions that you provided and nothing has worked. I even uninstalled and reinstalled and it did not work, hopefully this issue can get resolved quickly! Thanks ahead of time.

  • Yareli

    Jul 24, 2015, 4:17 am

    The showbox app that I downloaded on my phone doesn’t work. It says “video not available. Try another server.” And I already went to settings and went to the apps where it said showbox and I already cleared the data and cache and it still doesn’t work. 🙁 PLEASE Can You Fix It ASAP!!!! I want to finish the show season that I was on.!!!

  • Mimi

    Jul 24, 2015, 2:26 am

    Why does it say video not available try another server? There are no other servers and I can’t watch anything. Movies nor shows.

  • David

    Jul 24, 2015, 1:37 am

    Starting today (7/23/2015), I began receiving the “Video not available Try another server” error message. The android apk has updated to v4.11 (android KitKat 4.4.4) and I have cleared the cache and data. It went through the loading/updating when I opened it again. I have restarted, but I still receive that message for all movies and TV shows I try. Any idea what is going on would be greatly appreciated.

  • Christy

    Jul 24, 2015, 1:09 am

    All say video not available try another server. I tried what it said…deleting data and then uninstalled and reinstalled but it still didn’t work.

    • notstopforus

      Jul 24, 2015, 3:42 pm

      Currently servers are down Christy. We will inform you soon. Mean while try best alternatives from this blog. you can find it side bar.

  • keith

    Jul 23, 2015, 9:19 pm

    After downloading a movie I wish to transfer it to an external usb stick via a usb on the go cable. I have successfully done this once but the second time I tried the file name contained the word temp on the end resulting in not being able to play the file. Is this something the app does in order to stop the user transferring files via a file manager app to a external storage device ?

    • notstopforus

      Jul 24, 2015, 3:40 pm

      No Kieth,
      No relation between transferring files and Showbox.

    • huggie

      Oct 26, 2015, 8:54 am

      you just have to delete the “temp”

    • Meli

      Jan 16, 2016, 8:20 pm

      Get es file explorer then find showbow click on it then your downloads will appear hold down the file(movie) then rename it by erasing the part that has .temp then press OK. You should be able to watch the movie let me know if this helps. By the way the rename button looks like an I.

    • Chris

      Feb 3, 2016, 8:42 pm

      Download a file manager find it and rename it to remove the word temp all done

    • Lori

      Apr 2, 2016, 5:45 pm

      Click on rename the file and remove the .temp at the end of the name.

    • Bman

      Apr 10, 2016, 11:51 am

      You must select rename. After you select rename delete the word temp. Ex …..mp4.temp. but leave the period after mp4.

  • jill

    Jul 22, 2015, 11:51 pm

    what happens when you get the messege that says “try another server” because there is only one server option and im missing one of my fav shows new episode because of this.. what can i do? im using the adroid app ..and is there anyway to request certain shows?

  • Steve

    Jun 6, 2015, 3:04 am

    Thanks for the great post. I have been searching for the problem “video is not available”. Now I cam here and found a workable solution for my problem. Keep posting like this on Showbox app. I will be visiting your site more often.
    Thanks mate,
    Steve Marlin.